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2021 Holiday Event Part 2 Begins In Pokémon GO


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The second part of Pokémon GO‘s annual holiday event begins today. This event will bring forth the release of a brand new species, give another Pokémon its long-awaited Shiny release, and host an event-within-an-event starting on Christmas morning. Let’s get into the details of this event which will close out 2021’s Pokémon GO gameplay.

2021 Holiday Event graphic in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
2021 Holiday Event graphic in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic

Here are the changes coming to the 2021 Holiday Event as Pokémon GO switches over to Part Two:

  • Timing: Thursday, December 23rd, 2021, at 10:00 AM to Friday, December 31st, 2021, at 8:00 PM local time.
  • New Pokémon: Bergmite will arrive in Pokémon GO along with its evolution, Avalugg. Bergmite will be available as a wild encounter and 7KM Gift Eggs.
  • Shiny release: Galarian Darumaka will be released in its Shiny form.
  • Time Research: Two questlines “focused on friendship” will arrive in the game with Galarian Mr. Mime encounters. Stay tuned to Bleeding Cool for more details on these Timed Research questlines as we begin to learn about the tasks and rewards.
  • Wild encounters:
    • Pikachu with a holiday hat
    • Swinub
    • Holiday Delibird
    • Holiday Stantler
    • Holiday Spheal
    • Holiday Cubchoo
    • Snorunt
    • Snover
    • Vanillite
    • Alolan Vulpix
    • Cryogonal
    • Bergmite
  • Raids: Stay tuned for a breakdown on which of these raids are worthy of your pass and which are worthy of… you know, a pass.
    • Tier One: Pikachu with a holiday hat, Alolan Vulpix, Holiday Spheal, Holiday Cubchoo, Galarian Darumaka
    • Tier Three: Lapras, Holiday Delibird, Holiday Stantler, Holiday Glaceon
    • Tier Five: Kyurem
    • Mega Raids: Abomasnow
  • 7KM Gift Eggs:
    • Swinub
    • Holiday Cubchoo
    • Smoochum
    • Galarian Darumaka
    • Bergmite
    • Cryogonal
  • Field research encounters:
    • Holiday Cubchoo
    • Holiday Stantler
    • Holiday Spheal
    • Pikachu wearing a holiday hat
    • Swinub
    • Alolan Sandshrew
  • Event within an event: The Winter Wonderland mini-event will take place from Saturday, December 25th, 2021, at 10:00 AM to Sunday, December 26th, 2021, at 8:00 PM local time. and include the following features:
    • Holiday Delibird encounters from Field Research.
    • Collection Challenge (ending December 31st) rewarding Galarian Mr. Mime.

Stay tuned to Bleeding Cool later today for news involving Pokémon GO‘s next event.

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